This website is run by the Economic Development and Skill Team at Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
change colours, contrast levels and fonts
zoom in up to 300% without the text spilling off the screen
navigate most of the website using just a keyboard
navigate most of the website using speech recognition software
listen to most of the website using a screen reader (including the most recent versions of JAWS, NVDA and VoiceOver)
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
How accessible this website is
We have upgraded this website to an improved platform that has been designed with accessibility in mind.
We have systematically gone through the content on this website, and continue to do so, to ensure text is in plain English, free from jargon and of a reading level lower than secondary education (WCAG 3.1.5). The majority of this website complies with this, however some policy documents or planning applications do not meet this criteria.
All buttons, images and banners have colour contrast that adheres to the accessibility regulations.
All videos uploaded after 17 June 2020 have captions and/or a transcript.
We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:
you cannot modify the line height or spacing of text
Feedback and contact information
If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille:
call 01702 215000
We’ll consider your request and get back to you within 5 days.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact: email@example.com